These pictures with lines are illustrating how to transfer focused energy down to the horse’s feet. This comes out of the use of a clear mental picture, knowing exactly where to place the horse’s feet and these lines represent exactly where to place the contact. The contact point is where the horse will feel and that feel will be relayed to the horses mind and expressed in the movement of the foot. This is how we transfer our thoughts through the horses mind down to his feet.
Example of moving the right hind forward and to the left.
Moving the left hind
This is an example of doubling, which is a respect gaining technique. Note the slack in the lead rope as the hind quarters move to the right and the horse faces the handler. Which is the reward for the horse moving the hind quarters.